Elisabeth Bremner


Elisabeth is a Partner in the Financial Services Regulatory team at CMS. Her practice focuses on contentious matters dealing with all aspects of the investigation and enforcement process. She has more than 20 years’ experience representing clients, both firms and senior managers, in cases involving both UK and overseas regulators, including the FCA, PRA (also FSA and IMRO), SFO, JFSC, SEC and CFTC. She has significant experience in undertaking independent internal investigations involving insider dealing, market abuse and trader mis-marking in the investment banking and hedge fund sectors. Within the retail industry she has expertise in investigating fraud, sanctions breaches, mis-selling, consumer redress programmes and complaints mishandling. Increasingly she advises on whistleblower investigations and provides support on implementing connected policies and frameworks.  She has also advised and acted on conduct issues in the SME corporate banking sector.   

She has previously spent time at a major bank where she managed the global retail internal investigations team spanning the UK, Western Europe, Africa and India. She has acted as a Skilled Person for the FCA on a significant appointment.  She sits on the TISA Consumer Engagement Policy Committee.

In 2018, Elisabeth was independently nominated an Acritas Star by in-house counsel. Acritas interviewed over 2000 senior in-house counsel around the world and asked them to nominate outstanding lawyers with whom they had worked.  Elisabeth is also ranked individually in Chambers & Partners UK.





Elisabeth Bremner
Partner, Financial Services
CMS Cameron McKenna